Academic Achievements

Mary Graduates With The Help of Primavera

Throughout Arizona, there are countless talented students, working diligently to earn their high school diplomas. In many instances, earning that high school diploma is no easy task, but despite their circumstances, our students trudge forward until they succeed. Mary Ellingson, 18, is one of those students who, despite facing obstacles, graduated with her diploma this past July through Primavera Online …

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Scottsdale Girl Scout Allison Daugherty Makes a Difference With Her Smile Project

Allison Daugherty’s summers shadowing at dentist offices inspired her to address the problem of poor oral hygiene in the Valley’s youth. Knowing that young people have heard “brush and floss” so many times that it sounds like a broken record, she wanted to provide this demographic with new and meaningful information about their teeth. Allison gave presentations to groups between …

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Rasean Succeeds With The Help of Boys and Girls Club

Rasean has only been attending the Tolleson Boys & Girls Club Teen Center for a year, but has quickly learned the key to making the most of his Club experience. When opportunity presents itself, Rasean is the first in line. Quickly overcoming his shyness, Rasean’s positive attitude and determination put him front and center of Club activities. Q. How long …

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Grayson Talks About his First Year at Bethany Christian School

Q. This is your first year at Bethany Christian School. What is your favorite part of going to school? A. My favorite part of school is doing Bible. I like it because I get to do work in my book! Q. I heard you have a fourth grade reading buddy. Tell me about that? What kinds of things do they …

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Addie Talks Being School Ambassador

Addie is an ambassador for The Odyssey Preparatory Academy (TOPA) for her 4th grade class. She is an excellent example of TOPA’s school core values and does a great job representing both at school and at home.  She helps each day with the school announcements, pledge, and reciting the core values over the school intercom. She always sounds professional and …

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Gilliana Talks Volleyball and NJHS

Q. You are an avid volleyball player tell us about that? A. Well, I’ve been playing volleyball for about four to five years. I love to play at school and outside of school. On both teams I play blocker, and on our school team, I am one of the captains. Q. What team do you play on for volleyball outside …

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Second Grader, Xavier, Talks Discover U

Xavier joined Discover U in kindergarten where he was exposed to the Montessori learning environment. He continued on in the Montessori environment for 1st grade and, now, in the 2nd grade, his teachers rave about his intrinsic motivation with regards to math. He is a wonderful, young boy with many gifts to offer his Discover U family. Q. How do …

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2016 Youth of The Year Abbass Talks Boys & Girls Club

Abbass may have become a Club kid at five-years-old, but there is no denying he is now grown up and leading the next generation of Club kids. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Abbass has a strong foundation of academic success. His hard work and dedication to the community are leading him to a successful career …

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Ellie Crabtree, Tesseract Sixth Grade Student and Student Government Vice President

Interview and Photo by Abigail Wilkes, Tesseract eighth grade student and Student Government President Q. Why did you run for Vice President of Student Government? A. Because I wanted to help make some positive changes at school, such as improving the middle school bathrooms and having more social events like dances and get-togethers with other classes and grades. I also …

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A Few of Tobias’ Favorite Things

Tobias is a 9-year-old thirdd grade student at Gilbert Arts Academy. Tobias has attended GAA since Pre-kindergarten. Q. Tell us about yourself? A. I have played soccer for a while now and like it. I like to play four square here at school. I like to draw dragons and play on my tablet. Q. Tell us about your family? A. …

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